This is a typical early 1930s film warning about the dangers of unprotected sex and the diseases one can contract. The film was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, who made several films in this drama. The film involves a young executive, with an important job and a long term girlfriend. His boss insists that he go out with him to a party and while out at the party he sleeps with a young wealthy woman, and contracts syphilis from her. The girl is so upset that she commits suicide.
December 4, 2011 Subject:
As was typical of those days, this is how they made them. And to the guy below complaining about the sound qualitiy, etc. well this was the best they could do for the most part. Dont forget the movie industry was not that old then. And Can you do better if you were alive then to make this kind of sensitive film? Give us all a break. For a sensitive subject matter, and for the times it was done, I give it a 5 star.
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
January 21, 2011 Subject:
Tough making cheerful syphilis movies
Everything will be alright Don. Your pecker will fall off, you'll never get laid again, you'll go blind and crippled, your wife will hate you forever and your kids might be born as mental midgets, but everything’s going to be fine! Look on the bright side...The woman who gave you syph is in the grave yard and will never bother you again! She was "a real good sport" wasn't she?
Well, good for the world they don't make such cheerful movies about venereal diseases anymore, eh?
July 1, 2009 Subject:
How really quaint that the word "syphilis" isn't actually uttered even once, unless I missed it. We do hear "venereal disease." I watched this only because I have a minor interest in the films of director Edgar G. Ulmer. The dialog was OK for me...though the ambient sound and background music were wobbly.
April 1, 2008 Subject:
The sound is off and the plot is hard to follow. It is taxing to watch. I haven’t gotten through the entire movie as a result.